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Cat News Now® publisher Doug Hines' note: In all of my studies I have never read a more clear and concise, nor a more important article about the carnivore digestive process than this one.
8/20/2019 "This whole vegetable feeding thing is nothing but humans wanting to treat their pets like they are furry human beings (and they are not as that is an insult to them) and then the Holistic vets that seemingly forget about the anatomy & physiology of dogs & cats as well." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
11/6/2018 "A Prey Model Raw Diet does not contain fruits(or very little since wolves do consume 2% to 3% of seasonal fruits usually berries although apples & pears have been observed being eaten as well but they also eat these fruits NOT with their raw prey/kill - which is why I advise if you are feeding a little fruit - to feed away from their raw meat meals because the digestion rate is different as well), NO veggies and NO grains." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
10/23/2018 "Despite what the pet food industry and conglomerate companies tell you, there is no escaping the fact, cats, dogs and ferrets are carnivores through and through. Some claim our companions have adapted to a dry cereal based diet but the advent of dry pet foods only occurred about 70 to 80 years ago around World War II (canned foods were started around 1929 or so)." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
11/15/2016 "Please understand Dry Kibble and most canned foods are the WORSE thing you can feed your dogs & cats!" "The vast majority of pet owners in America & around the World feed their pets commercially prepared pet foods. NOT GOOD!! When choosing a pet food, one of the first considerations is what type of food should be fed: dry, semi-moist, or canned. With hundreds of choices available, all of which are claiming to be the best one for your pet, choosing the best pet food can be a very confusing endeavor." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
9/27/2016 "There are others that actually understand the anatomy & physiology of dogs and cats but seems too many, even Holistic vets, forget the limitations of dogs and cats digestive system as well. Some DO seem to understand the limitations of a carnivores digestive system and dogs & cats are true carnivores(cats are actually obligate carnivores)." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/30/2016 "One way we can help our pets eat enough is to feed our adult healthy dogs only one meal per day. In this way, when it comes to their next meal, 24 hours later, they are hungry and ready to eat. This is “not” for feeding puppies & kittens as they will need to be fed 3-4x a day depending on their age & health. Healthy cats should be fed 2x a day but many times especially during the hotter weather, they will only eat one meal a day." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
CatNewsNow.com's Publisher's Note:
This is one of the most important articles in CatNewsNow.com that I have ever read regarding cat (and dog) nutrition.
The article addresses the significance of a carnivore’s gastric acid (pH) levels and short gastrointestinal tract with associated brief transit time. It also addresses the key health issues that arise out of these facts.
It explains Why it is so important for a cat to eat a raw meat diet. “The natural “wild” diet of dogs an cats has evolved a gastric environment that favors the breakdown of raw meats, raw bones, and a PH that kills potentially harmful bacteria – consistent with the requirements of carnivores…” In other words, “Feeding a raw food diet will actually protect your dog or cat from bacterial contamination and food poisoning…”
It explains How a cat’s gastric acidity (pH) changes in relation to diet. Over time, feeding a cat kibble causes a rise in ph level and inhibits digestion. This fact sheds tremendous light on why there may not be a smooth transition from a dry, kibble or wet, canned diet to an obligate carnivore, species-appropriate, raw meat diet. It also discusses the importance of a gradual raw food transitioning period.
The article also addresses how cat food manufacturers save [themselves] money by (1) “significantly increasing the carbohydrate component of dog and cat foods…” and (2) “substituting meat (animal) proteins with plant based proteins that are much cheaper.”
Gastric Acidity, Digesting Bones, Gut Transit Time and Salmonella
"There has been much debate about the “potential” dangers of feeding bones to dogs, and also of the potential risks of food poisoning and salmonella infection that the feeding of raw meat to dogs and cats may carry. So it may be of interest to note that much of this information, or mis-information, relates back to the very nature of the gastric environment of the dog and cat, which in turn, is directly related to diet." - vet's all natural
9/27/2016 "One of the main reasons pet owners are reluctant to switch their dog & cat to a raw diet is the fear their dog & cat wouldn’t get enough vitamins and minerals. Many others feed plant and vegetable matter for an added vitamin and mineral punch but this over works the pancreas to produce more enzymes which really should NOT be done if you would understand the anatomy & physiology of not only dogs & cats but of all true carnivores." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/21/2016 "Please note, all of this information is for pets eating a wholesome complete raw meat diet only. Since the raw meat diet stimulates the highly acidic stomach of a carnivore — and since calcium requires acid to be extracted from the food so the body can absorb it, only those pets eating a complete raw meat diet should have a calcium supplement added to their diet. Pets eating cooked meat and/or commercial pet food of dry kibble &/or canned foods or both, will not make enough acid thus causing the calcium to be stored, often in the joints leading to arthritis, etc." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/2/2016 NOTE: ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE IS COPYRIGHTED. "The most important thing that many people don’t like to hear is that your raw diet should be made “primarily” from herbivore/ungulate animals not from poultry or pork or even fish This means beef, sheep/lamb, goat, rabbit, venison, elk, bison, caribou, llama, alpaca, moose, even beaver--although I do not feed beaver myself, etc. You can also feed to “healthy” dogs & cats, even “some” water fowl such as duck & goose." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/9/2016 "The single most important supplement, when feeding a wholesome raw meat diet, is calcium. You must add calcium to the diet, but using human calcium supplements is not suggested since they do not provide enough calcium nor any of the necessary supportive nutrients. So please keep reading to learn more about calcium and the importance of calcium in homemade pet food." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
6/24/2016 "What I really want is for people to stop and think for a moment — to realize that in nature, carnivores don't obtain calcium from a singular source such as bones. Instead, carnivores obtain calcium from multiple sources — bones just being one part of the solution." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
4/5/2016 "My recommendations for higher quality “grain-free” “as low in starches & veggies as possible” canned cat foods: (many of these come in dog foods as well which I also recommend to dogs that are not on raw diets or you are trying to transition slowly)" - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
10/08/2019 "Though you wouldn’t necessarily think so, a cat’s diet is actually very particular. They’re what’s referred to as “obligate carnivores,” which means they must eat high amounts of meat in order to nourish their bodies and live happy healthy lives. To help you navigate the world of cat diets, we asked experts to weigh in." - Reader's Digest
5/12/20 "While you or I might have the freedom of deciding between a carnivorous diet or going all out vegetarian, not all animals have this luxury. Felines, for example, are one of only a handful of mammals that actually depend on meat as a significant portion of their primary diet for survival." - labroots
1/24/2020 "Dry food or wet? Canned or fresh? Pâté, bits, shreds or fillets? Is it best to feed on a schedule or to allow the cat to eat any time he’s hungry? In order to try to answer these questions, we looked at the eating habits of cats in the wild." - The Flamouth Enterprise
3/29/2020 "It’ll be the next innovation in pet food: a food made from bacteria which contains the right balance of proteins. It’ll raise eyebrows. People will question whether strict carnivores such as felines can be sustained by bacteria. I understand the doubts. However, it will happen, I feel, and I am confident that the manufacturers, FeedKind, will ensure that it meets the specialist requirements of our domestic cat companions." - PoC
3/21/2020 "There are compelling reasons to manufacture cat food from insects as it is a natural food resource for cats and an excellent source of protein. Importantly, the environmental footprint from insect produced protein is far less than for the equivalent protein produced from cows." - PoC
3/16/2020 "Apparently, dog food made from the larvae of black soldier flies tastes like a combination of beef and cheese. But if humans want to brave sampling it, an accompanying glass of wine might help to get it down. So says Will Bisset, sales and innovation director of Yora Pet Foods, a British startup at the crest of the world's nascent insect-based animal feed movement." - VIN NEWS SERVICE
2/5/2020 "With today being World Nutella Day – when fans worldwide celebrate the popular delicious chocolate hazelnut spread – it’s likely you’ll be indulging in the yummy treat at some point. But can you also share it with cats and dogs? Here’s everything you need to know." - METRO
1/26/2020 "We are not just talking about your company delivering your pet food. Finding the right food delivery services for your dog or cat can be a challenge, to say the least, since there are so many food delivery options to choose from and so many opinions on the "best way" to optimize nutrition, ingredients and vitamins and minerals for dogs and cats." - NewsDio
7/4/2019 "Whether you’ve given your cat some cheese and he seemed to like it, or your cat looks at you like he wants a bite whenever you have cheese around, a commonly asked question is: Can cats eat cheese? We did some research so we could dig into this topic. " - PetGuide.com
1/20/2020 "After doing a little research, I was appalled to find that most of the dry pet foods on the bestselling list are also on the list of the worst pet foods.In spite of the fact that U.S. citizens spend more than $70 billion on our pets each year, we are apparently very guilty of feeding them poorly." - TheDailyJournal
12/27/2019 "...New research shows that shark squalene is in pet food, too. DNA analysis reveals that at least some of it is coming from endangered species." - Hakai Magazine
12/6/2019 "Just like their big cat cousins, kittens are true carnivores. Their teeth, tongue and digestive systems are specially designed for eating meat. As carnivores, kittens need lots of protein and a complex balance of nutrients. Also, because they grow so fast, kittens need different levels of certain nutrients compared to adult cats, including the right ratio of calcium to phosphorus. To give your newest addition to the family a balanced and nutritional diet, Whiskas helps you understand the essentials needed for your kitten’s diet." - germistoncitynews.com
12/2/2019 VIDEO: "Pet Doc Dr. Dennis Larsen said it's important for cats to get a certain ingredient in their diet. "Taurine is an amino acid, which is the building block for proteins. Taurine is needed in multiple areas for your cat to maintain normal body functions. "Taurine is not present naturally in all foods and if your cat happens to be eating a diet low in taurine, eventually it will develop a deficiency." - NTVabc
11/30/2019 "The good doctors and specialists at the American Association of Feline Practitioners make it clear that it is not only what we feed our cats that makes them healthy, but also how we feed them. The AAFP is an organization of veterinarians dedicated to improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education and evidence-based medicine." - Moscow-Pullman Daily News
11/2/2019 "Some cats will eat whatever food they can find, while others will turn their nose up at their dish if they don’t get their favorite brand. For the ones that will eat anything, you have to make sure they aren’t getting into food that isn’t made for cats." - Reader's Digest
10/31/2019 "When confronted with the topic of healthy eating, we, as humans, are frequently reminded of the importance of including daily greens in our diets. Does your cat’s diet need the same? Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses the basics of cat grass that every cat owner should know." - Courier Journal
10/11/2019 "Many pet owners would never intentionally harm their companion animals. In fact, pet owners often go above and beyond to ensure their animals are well cared for and content. However, many well-meaning people may be inadvertently harming their pets with something they provide each and every day: food. Obesity is on the rise among pets." - HomeTownFocus
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